Okay, so now that we have an open mind about teams in Warriors Orochi 3, let’s take a look at the first major crux of team building: Officer abilities.
As I explained before, Officer abilities are sets of abilities that typically affect the entire party, and add some kind of benefit. Impact regenerates musou for every 100 KO’s, Impulse increases the team’s movement speed, Efficacy increases damage done to officers, etc.
Knowing what the abilities do and finding ones that complement your team’s capabilities, as well as your own, leads to an overall stronger team and more satisfying experience most of the time.
Thankfully, most of these abilities are shared among a collection of the cast, so if there’s a particular ability you like, you won’t be restricted to just one character that has it (although there are exceptions).
Unfortunately, the game doesn’t make it very easy to look up what each of these abilities do, or who has them, or easy ways to keep them straight (what’s the difference between Stamina, Fortitude, and Potence again?). I had to make a list for myself to keep these straight, so below I have posted a list of what each ability does, as well as a table showing the cast members that use them. Feel free to use the Crtl +F function to find the character or power you’re looking for.
Next time, I’ll be looking at team building strategies, so stay tuned for that as well.
Acclaim – increases the amount of EXP gained.
Aptitude – increases proficiency with character more easily
Bounty – Increases gems obtained.
Dexterity – Reduces damage received from enemy combos
Efficacy – Increases damage dealt to officers
Expertise – Increases weapon compatibility more easily.
Fellowship – Increases the damage of switch combos
Focus – Musou gauge increased
Fortitude – Defense stat increased
Fortune – Increases quality of weapons gained.
Impact – recovers Musou gauge every 100 KO’s
Impulse – Increase movement speed
Potence – Attack power increased.
Power- increases the Stats of all Power characters on the team.
Recovery – Increases speed of health recovery while inactive
Regeneration – Increases speed of musou recovery while inactive
Resurrection – Health bar replenishes when empty (one time per battle)
Solidarity – reduces damage from enemy officer attacks
Speed- increases the Stats of all Speed characters on the team.
Stamina – recovers health every 100 KO’s
Technique- increases the Starts of all Technique characters on the team.
Trinity – recovers team attack gauge every 100 KO’s
Thrift – Reduces the amount of Musou gauge spent on Special and Musou attacks
Vigor – increases damage from combos
Vitality – Health gauge increased
Wonder- increases the Stats of all Wonder characters on the team.
|Bounty||Yuan Shao||Yoshimoto Imagawa||Goemon Ishikawa|
|Dexterity||Jia Xu, Guo Jia||Himiko||Masamune Date||Nene||Ujimasa Hojo|
|Efficacy||Wang Yi||Gan Ning||Huang Zhong||Lu Bu||Hanzo Hattori||Toshiie Maeda||Kojiro Sasaki|
|Fellowship||ZhangLiao||Jiang Wei||Joan ofArc||Mitsunari Ishida, Nagamasa Azai||Hanbei Takenaka|
|Focus||Cao Pi||Zhou Yu||Zhuge Liang||Guo Huai||Taigong Wang||Sakon Shima|
|Fortitude||Cao Ren||Huang Gai||Fu Xi||Shuten Doji||Ieyasu Tokugawa||Katsuie Shibata|
|Fortune||Xiao Qiao||Bao Sanniang||Gracia|
|Impact||Cao Cao||Sun Jian||Sima Shi, Sima Zhao||Shingen Takeda||Gichiyo Tachibana|
|Impulse||Zhang He||Sun Shang Xiang||Sun Wukong||Sanzang||Kunoichi||Kotoro Fuma|
|Potence||Dian Wei, Pang De||Guan Yu||Orochi||Kenshin Uesugi||Musashi Miyamoto|
|Power||Lu Meng, Ding Feng||Deng Ai||Nu Wa||Hideyoshi Toyotomi||Muneshige Tachibana|
|Recovery||Lu Xun||Pang Tong||Sima Yi, Zhuge Dan||Kai, Aya|
|Regeneration||Sun Quan||Yue Ying||Wang Yuanji||Zhurong, Zuo Ci||Kanbei Kuroda|
|Resurrection||Orochi X, Susano’o|
|Solidarity||Xu Huang||Sun Ce||Zhoa Yun||Xiahou Ba||Kiyomori Taira||Tadakatsu Honda||Kiyomasa Kato|
|Speed||Da Qiao||Xing Cai||Diao Chan||Nezha||Oichi||Kanetsugu Naoe|
|Stamina||Taishi Ci, Ling Tong||Ma Chao||Ayane||Yukimura Sanada||Yoshihiro Shimazu|
|Technique||Zhen Ji||Lian Shi||Guan Ping||Zhong Hui||Benkei||Ina|
|Thrift||Liu Shan||Dong Zhuo, Zhang Jiao||No||Motochika Chosokabe|
|Trinity||Xiahou Dun||Ma Dai||Kaguya, Nemea||Keiji Maeda|
|Vigor||Xiahou Yuan||Zhou Tai||Guan Suo||Yoshisune Miamoto||Ryu Hayabusa||Nobonaga Oda|
|Vitality||XuZhu||Zhang Fei, Wei Yan||Meng Huo||Achilles||Masanori Fukushima|
|Wonder||Cai Wenji||Lui Bei||Okuni, Magoichi Saika, Ranmaru Mori||Motonari Mori|
(Note: Since I do not have a copy of the Wii U version, Momiji and Shennong are excluded from this list. If someone can provide me with information on these characters I will gladly update it.)
Next installment, I’ll get into building team strategies using this information.